Preparing for the Board Room Workshop


This six-hour workshop covers the fundamental concepts of nonprofit governance that every nonprofit leader should understand, including board structure and practices, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and financial and legal oversight.

  • Date: September TBD                 
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Who this training is for:

New board members, leadership teams & agency service providers.

Key concepts:

  • Organization Mission
  • Effective Governance
  • Composition of the Board and Staff
  • Board Structure
  • Strategic Planning
  • Recruitment

Workshop co-sponsored by


Participants will learn:

  • The purpose and role of a nonprofit board.
  • How to provide strategic vision and leadership.
  • Board responsibilities and activities, and how to support positive working relationships among board members.

Details & requirements

  • Participation in a workshop is free, supported through a grant made by Amazon.
  • A non-profit can propose/sponsor multiple applicants to either workshop.
  • There is a limit of 25 people for each workshop.
  • Applicants must currently be staff or a board member of a nonprofit serving Kirkland.
  • The nonprofit must have been in existence for at least two years (501c3 status).
  • Priority will be given to nonprofits that have been unable to engage prior DEIB professional training and/or have not yet established racial equity goals for the organization.
  • Registration requests will be confirmed by June 10th, 2024.
  • Depending on level of interest, there may be additional workshops offered in the fall of 2024.

Workshop Instructor

Sam Hampton is a seasoned executive with 37 years in the nonprofit and education fields. He has held leadership and consulting roles in program delivery and project management with nonprofits, schools, and affiliated agencies for the past 30 years. His was recently the head of Management Consulting Services at 501 Commons where he focused on delivering education on our workshop topics.

Sam brings a unique perspective to his work as he is a first-generation college graduate whose career has focused on empowering underserved populations. See his LinkedIn here.

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